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Windows 7: Computer Randomly unable to print until Reboot

22 Jan 2016   #1

10 Pro x64
Computer Randomly unable to print until Reboot


I am working on one of our business's many networked computers that will suddenly be unable to print anything until a reboot. It is running Windows 7, and is up to date. It will be going along fine, then suddenly the jobs just get...lost. You will see the print job appear on the local queue and then leave, but you never see the job appear on the printer in the server. Once the issue starts it will not print to any installed printers of varying makes and model, but everyone else in the building can print to them just fine including the server so it is not an issue of the printer dropping offline.

Additionally we cannot even 'print' to an Adobe PDF Printer, it will ask where you want to save the PDF - act like its going through the motions but the file will never appear regardless of where you save.

Restarting the print spooler does no good.

As soon as the machine is rebooted, the PDF printer can successfully save new files and all installed printers will print from there on out - no previous jobs that were sent to the printers will ever print. They just disappear.

~ Kyle

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25 Jan 2016   #2

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 Computer Randomly unable to print until Reboot

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